CBD oil, or cannabidiol, is a natural compound found in marijuana and hemp plants. Unlike THC, another compound in the marijuana plant, CBD does not cause a “high”. However, it can be used to help reduce nausea and other unpleasant symptoms, such as pain and anxiety. If you are experiencing nausea due to a medical condition or a medication you are taking, such as chemotherapy medications, it is important to speak to your doctor about using CBD for relief. Research suggests that the use of CBD oil for nausea may increase anandamide production.
Anandamide is one of many different cannabinoids that helps relieve nausea and reduces the urge to vomit, acting as an antiemetic effect (a substance that suppresses nausea). There are products on the market that combine decarboxylated (active) extracts with crude CBD oil containing a large amount of CBDA.